Keren Lehavot

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Severity and Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Veterans Health Administration Use among Women Veterans
    Keren Lehavot
    Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Innovation COIN, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center MIRECC, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Electronic address
    Womens Health Issues 25:535-41. 2015
  2. doi request reprint Examining sexual orientation disparities in alcohol misuse among women veterans
    Keren Lehavot
    Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Seattle, Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Seattle, Washington Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 47:554-62. 2014
  3. pmc Incorporating lesbian and bisexual women into women veterans' health priorities
    Keren Lehavot
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way 116 POC, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:S609-14. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Coping strategies and health in a national sample of sexual minority women
    Keren Lehavot
    University of Washington, WA, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 82:494-504. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Health indicators for military, veteran, and civilian women
    Keren Lehavot
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division, Washington, 98108, USA
    Am J Prev Med 42:473-80. 2012
  6. pmc The impact of minority stress on mental health and substance use among sexual minority women
    Keren Lehavot
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Box 351525, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 79:159-70. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Relationships among veteran status, gender, and key health indicators in a national young adult sample
    Joel R Grossbard
    Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way 116 WTRC, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 64:547-53. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Health and health behavior differences: U.S. Military, veteran, and civilian men
    Katherine D Hoerster
    Research and Development Service, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle Division, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:483-9. 2012
  9. pmc Buffering effects of general and medication-specific social support on the association between substance use and HIV medication adherence
    Keren Lehavot
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, 98195, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:181-9. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Barriers to care for women veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and depressive symptoms
    Keren Lehavot
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, and University of Washington, USA
    Psychol Serv 10:203-12. 2013

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. doi request reprint Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Severity and Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Veterans Health Administration Use among Women Veterans
    Keren Lehavot
    Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Innovation COIN, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center MIRECC, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Electronic address
    Womens Health Issues 25:535-41. 2015
    ..To date, there is limited research on factors associated with VA use among women. We examined the relationship between demographic, civilian, military, and health-related variables with past-year VA use among women veterans...
  2. doi request reprint Examining sexual orientation disparities in alcohol misuse among women veterans
    Keren Lehavot
    Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Seattle, Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Seattle, Washington Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 47:554-62. 2014
    ..Mediators that might explain alcohol disparities between heterosexual and sexual minority veterans have not yet been identified...
  3. pmc Incorporating lesbian and bisexual women into women veterans' health priorities
    Keren Lehavot
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way 116 POC, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:S609-14. 2013
    ..Training of staff and providers, education efforts, outreach activities, and research on this subpopulation are critical to ensure equitable and high quality service delivery...
  4. doi request reprint Coping strategies and health in a national sample of sexual minority women
    Keren Lehavot
    University of Washington, WA, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 82:494-504. 2012
    ..Providers working with sexual minority women may wish to pay particular attention to maladaptive coping strategies, countering these with adaptive, empowerment-based interventions...
  5. doi request reprint Health indicators for military, veteran, and civilian women
    Keren Lehavot
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division, Washington, 98108, USA
    Am J Prev Med 42:473-80. 2012
    ..Women who have served in the military are a rapidly growing population. No previous studies have compared directly their health status to that of civilians...
  6. pmc The impact of minority stress on mental health and substance use among sexual minority women
    Keren Lehavot
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Box 351525, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 79:159-70. 2011
    ..We examined the direct and indirect impact of minority stress on mental health and substance use among sexual minority women...
  7. doi request reprint Relationships among veteran status, gender, and key health indicators in a national young adult sample
    Joel R Grossbard
    Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way 116 WTRC, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 64:547-53. 2013
    ..Although many risk behaviors peak during young adulthood, little is known about health risk factors and access to care. This study assessed health indicators and health care access in a national sample of young adult veterans and civilians...
  8. doi request reprint Health and health behavior differences: U.S. Military, veteran, and civilian men
    Katherine D Hoerster
    Research and Development Service, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle Division, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:483-9. 2012
    ..Several important differences were identified among U.S. women from these subpopulations; to identify areas for targeted intervention, studies comparing men from these subpopulations are needed...
  9. pmc Buffering effects of general and medication-specific social support on the association between substance use and HIV medication adherence
    Keren Lehavot
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, 98195, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:181-9. 2011
    ..Results indicate the importance of medication-specific social support to treat comorbid AOD use and HIV; implications for future research and intervention programs for HIV-positive AOD users are discussed...
  10. doi request reprint Barriers to care for women veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and depressive symptoms
    Keren Lehavot
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, and University of Washington, USA
    Psychol Serv 10:203-12. 2013
    ..These data highlight specific areas of vulnerability of women veterans with comorbid PTSD and depressive symptoms and identify areas of concern as VA and other health facilities work to ensure equitable access to care...
  11. pmc Sexual behaviors and sexually transmitted infections in a nationally representative sample of women veterans and nonveterans
    Keren Lehavot
    1 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center MIRECC, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 23:246-52. 2014
    ..Few studies have examined their sexual behaviors and rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and none have compared women veterans to nonveterans to identify potential sexual health disparities...
  12. doi request reprint Veterans administration health care utilization among sexual minority veterans
    Tracy L Simpson
    Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Psychol Serv 10:223-32. 2013
    ..Stigma and lack of communication between GLB veterans and their providers about sexual orientation are areas of concern for VHA...
  13. pmc Ecological models of sexual satisfaction among lesbian/bisexual and heterosexual women
    Alison W Henderson
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 38:50-65. 2009
    ..Additionally, given that for both groups of women relationship satisfaction explained a substantial amount of variance in sexual satisfaction, sexual concerns may be better addressed at the relationship than the individual level...
  14. pmc Are peer interventions for HIV efficacious? A systematic review
    Jane M Simoni
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, 98195 1525, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:1589-95. 2011
    ..Overall, findings suggest that we can have some confidence in peer interventions, yet more data are needed demonstrating an effect in the most rigorous study designs and with outcomes that are not potentially affected by respondent bias...
  15. doi request reprint Adverse Childhood Experiences, Military Service, and Adult Health
    Jodie G Katon
    Health Services Research and Development, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington the Veterans Affairs Office of Patient Care Services, Office of Women s Health Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, District of Columbia Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 49:573-82. 2015
    ..This study compares the gender-specific prevalence of ACE by military service and determines the associations of ACE with adult health risk factors and health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
  16. pmc Childhood abuse and mental health indicators among ethnically diverse lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults
    Kimberly F Balsam
    School of Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:459-68. 2010
    ..The study's objective was to examine the relationships between race/ethnicity, childhood abuse, and mental health indicators in a national sample of LGB adults...
  17. pmc Victimization, smoking, and chronic physical health problems among sexual minority women
    Keren Lehavot
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Ann Behav Med 42:269-76. 2011
    ..In the general population, abuse and smoking are associated with physical health problems. However, there has been little research on their associations among SMW...
  18. doi request reprint Sexual revictimization and mental health: a comparison of lesbians, gay men, and heterosexual women
    Kimberly F Balsam
    University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    J Interpers Violence 26:1798-814. 2011
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  19. doi request reprint Mortality in Postmenopausal Women by Sexual Orientation and Veteran Status
    Keren Lehavot
    Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle
    Gerontologist 56:S150-62. 2016
    ..To examine differences in all-cause and cause-specific mortality by sexual orientation and Veteran status among older women...
  20. doi request reprint The role of military social support in understanding the relationship between PTSD, physical health, and healthcare utilization in women veterans
    Keren Lehavot
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma Stress 26:772-5. 2013
    ..97, SE = 0.44) and less frequent VHA utilization (B = -0.15, SE = 0.05). Neither moderation model was significant, such that military social support behaved in a similar way regardless of PTSD status...
  21. doi request reprint Alcohol Consumption Levels and All-Cause Mortality Among Women Veterans and Non-Veterans Enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative
    Tracy L Simpson
    Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle
    Gerontologist 56:S138-49. 2016
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  22. pmc Two-way text messaging for health behavior change among human immunodeficiency virus-positive individuals
    Lynne T Harris
    Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7660, USA
    Telemed J E Health 16:1024-9. 2010
    ..However, little is currently known about the specific characteristics of messaging systems that promote user engagement...
  23. pmc Abuse, mastery, and health among lesbian, bisexual, and two-spirit American Indian and Alaska Native women
    Keren Lehavot
    Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 15:275-84. 2009
    ..The need to indigenize the concept of mastery is discussed, as is the urgency of interventions to work toward decreasing levels of abuse and increasing mastery among sexual minority AIAN women...
  24. pmc Peer interventions to promote health: conceptual considerations
    Jane M Simoni
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 1525 USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 81:351-9. 2011
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  25. doi request reprint Trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, and depression among sexual minority and heterosexual women veterans
    Keren Lehavot
    Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center MIRECC, VA Puget Sound Health Care System
    J Couns Psychol 61:392-403. 2014
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  26. doi request reprint Associations of mental illness and substance use disorders with prescription contraception use among women veterans
    Lisa S Callegari
    Health Services Research and Development HSR and D, Department of Veterans Affairs VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Electronic address
    Contraception 90:97-103. 2014
    ..To investigate whether mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD) are associated with having a prescription contraceptive method among women veterans...